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Naval Architects design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures.


  • engages in research and development work specialising in design and construction of ships and other vessels
  • consults with specialists to co-ordinate design of vessel
  • carries out surveys of ships’ hulls, superstructures and equipment, and measures ships for tonnage and freeboard
  • conducts investigations into such matters as structural faults and losses due to capsize, on behalf of parties involved in litigation
  • designs yachts and other small vessels.


  • working outdoors.

To become a Naval Architect

Skills employers are looking for

  • Planning

  • Communication Skills

  • Project Management

  • Life Support equipment Operation

  • Hydraulics

  • Ventilation

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